Increasing economic prosperity for the world\'s growing population provides increasing demand for livestock products in the diet. To meet this development, livestock production must be based on sound scientific knowledge, which can be applied both nationally and internationally. With a bachelor\'s degree in animal science you can help to increase the production of livestock products in an ethical and sustainable manner.With certain course combinations, candidates with a Bachelor\'s degree in Animal Science will be qualified for positions within different counselling businesses, the fodder industry, schools, operation coordinator, they may start their own business etc. The Bachelor\'s degree also qualifies for admission to the Master\'s degree programmes in Animal Science, Aquaculture and Feed Manufacturing Technology at UMB.Admission requirements
Internationalisation, studies abroad and exhange agreements
UMB has agreements with many universities abroadThe students are recommended to take one or two semesters at other universities. The courses shall be approved in advance. Possibilities are good for taking optional courses within animal science and/or fully optional courses.
A candidate who has completed the bachelor education is expected to have achieved the following: 1. Basic understanding of the challenges of modern livestock production 2. Knowledge and skills in animal physiology, animal nutrition, breeding and genetics, and ethology (animal behavior), and could use this to: - Advise on the correct feed and feed composition for various livestock - Select the best animals to produce meat, milk, eggs - Adapting the environment to the animals\' needs
The Bachelor\'s degree consists of minimum 180 credits. The programme aims to give a broad introduction in basic courses and in the fields which form the basis for a Master\'s programme in Animal Science. The first study year include Animal Science- Introductory Course, Examen Philosophicum, statistics and Introduction to Genetics. Compulsory courses in the second year includes Animal physiology, Animal Breeding-theory, Cost Accounting-fundamentals, Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare, Biochemistry, Regression Analysis and Applied Cost Accounting. The third year includes courses in Animal nutrition, Chemical analyses in food production-Laboratory course and ends with bachelor thesis as final work.